Russian nuclear forces, 2015

  title={Russian nuclear forces, 2015},
  author={Hans M. Kristensen and Robert S. Norris},
  journal={Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists},
  pages={84 - 97}
Russia is modernizing its strategic and nonstrategic nuclear warheads. It currently has 4,500 nuclear warheads, of which roughly 1,780 strategic warheads are deployed on missiles and at bomber bases. Another 700 strategic warheads are in storage along with roughly 2,000 nonstrategic warheads. Russia deploys an estimated 311 ICBMs that can carry approximately 1,050 warheads. It is in the process of retiring all Soviet-era ICBMs and replacing them with new systems, a project that according to… Expand
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